Yamaha SR-C20A vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

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Yamaha SR-C20A vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison chart

Yamaha SR-C20A vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

Yamaha SR-C20A
vs
Yamaha SR-B20A

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Yamaha SR-C20A vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha SR-C20A was rated 5, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - volume down, volume up, power, source.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 (overall) versus 120 (overall) according to devices. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the SR-C20A, so in the SR-B20A there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SR-C20A or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SR-C20A was rated 5/10, while the SR-B20A received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-C20A
Yamaha SR-B20A

Model

SR-C20A
SR-B20A

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

28
34

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
120 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
2/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

58.4 x 5 x 7.6/23.6 x 2.5 x 3.7
94 x 12.7 x 17.7/37.5 x 5.3 x 7.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.9
3.1/7.1

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Yamaha SR-C20A
Yamaha SR-B20A
Yamaha SR-C20A
Yamaha SR-B20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5.4
  • 5Yamaha SR-C20A
  • 5.4Yamaha SR-B20A

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